Want to learn wet or hand felting, needle-felting, cobweb and nuno felting at courses, workshops and classes across the UK? Legend has it that the technique of felting was first discovered by Saint Christopher (the patron saint of travel), who packed his sandals full of wool to make them more comfortable. The sweat and movement induced by a long journey may have lead to world’s first pair of socks, as well as the first example of the material that became known as felt.
Felting is used across the world in making decorative and warm slippers, bags, hats, brooches, trimmings, piano hammers, carpets, drum stands and roofing. Needle felting is hugely popular, with such wonderful courses as 'needle felted animals' whereas the technique of 'cobweb' or nuno felting are used to create beautiful flowing fabrics such as scarves.
Felt is made by compressing or matting natural wool fibres together, usually with soapy water. This means that felt, uniquely, is a cloth that is not woven.
Felting courses and workshops are great fun and a wonderful way to meet people and develop your creative potential at the same time. The techniques used in carding and felting wool are simple, yet difficult to get right. You can use just about any wool; alpaca and lambs wool are popular as is merino wool, which takes dye particularly finely, producing wonderfully vibrant and unique felt.
Half day workshop in creating needle felted animals and are available and ideal for beginners to more advanced felters. Full day courses are also available, please get in touch.
You will learn to needle felt a small animal or a lovely picture using woolly fibres and a barbed felting needle.
With small stabbing actions you will knit the fibres into a form that will grow very quickly into an animal of your choice.
Needle felting starter class, create your own animal puppy or penguin please enquire for details. Fun relaxed environment to try and a develop a new skill.
There is an additional charge if you wish to keep the equipment. Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
East Riding of Yorkshire
- Next course on 8th June 2019
Full day creative workshop. We will use coloured merino tops, silk, dyed locks and Angelina to create gorgeous 3 dimensional wet felt flowers. We will then use silk cocoons, ribbons and beads to give a professional finish.
By the end of the session you will have:
Learnt about the process of making wet felt
Made two or three wet felt flowers in different styles
Embellished at least one of your flowers using beads, ribbon, embroidery...
This fun workshop teaches you how to make a piece of flat felt using the wet felt technique. See the magic unfurl from merino fibre to fabric.
The groups are kept small so that everyone gets plenty of space to work in and expert one to one tuition. By the end of the session you will have made a piece of felt, which you can then turn into something beautiful for the home, plenty of...
This workshop is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with a little experience of the wonderful art of needle felting.
Using local wool, in an array of beautiful colours, you will learn the basic techniques of 3D needle felting to make your very own original mushroom/toadstool scene.
Course length will be approximately 3 hours and will include a needle felting kit for you to take home. You will mount your scene on a...
East Riding of Yorkshire
- Next course on 9th June 2019
Full day course, suitable for enthusiastic beginner or those with more experience. The tutor is Maxine Lowery, creator of fantastic, lifelike animals, from teacup mice to elephants and stags
Learn to make a needle felted animal. Animal may vary with course but typically will be a cute hare or dog .
Learn the basics of needle felting including the use of wire.
Courses start with introductions and a welcome drink at 9.30 and run through...
Fun and inspiring beginners needle felting workshops, in the beautiful surroundings of Bonds Lifestyle, Stratford Upon Avon and Crafty Gal HQ, Needle Felting Studio in Marlcliff, near Bidford on Avon - workshops in both locations.
Whether you’ve seen needle felting on TV, had a little go or just fancy trying something creative and different - this course is for you.
An introduction to the magic of dry needle felting incl. all the basic techniques, step...
Needle felting classes suitable for beginners and improvers. Run by Żenia, an experienced teacher and fibre artist known as The Lady Moth.
*12 May - Duckling - fully booked
*2 June - British bird - fully booked
*7 July - Bunny - 4 spaces left
To book: please message me via this page (please use "contact" form and include your telephone number) or check "book online" as workshop may be listed on Etsy. Information about...
You have the choice of making a unique nuno felted scarf, a warm woolly scarf.
Alternatively, if you would prefer to make a wall hanging for your home/office or to give as a gift then this is a great full day to do that.
This day is ideal for people who have a little bit of experience but beginners are welcome too. There is just a bit more rubbing (fulling) in this technique.
This workshop is perfect if you’re a complete beginner or have some experience.
With my help you’ll make a beautiful and realistic model, which might be a beloved pet or favourite animal, whatever you choose you’ll be amazed at what you create - even if you’ve never felted before!
I’m an experienced needle felt artist and will help you make a model that you love and can’t wait to get home to display pride of...